Paintings Within Paintings
|July 16, 2012|
A collection of paintings, featuring paintings.
Allegory of Sight and Smell, Jan Brueghel, c. 1595
Modern Rome, Giovanni Paolo Panini, 1757
Art Room, Frans Francken II, 1636
Gallery of the Louvre, Samuel F. B. Morse, 1831–1833
The Picture Gallery in the Old Museum, Enrico Meneghelli, 1879
Self Portrait, Gerard Dou, c. 1650
Gersaint’s Shopsign, Jean-Antoine Watteau, 1720
The Tribuna of the Uffizi, Johann Zoffany, 1772-78
The Gallery of Cornelis van der Geest, Willem van Haecht, 1628
Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in his Gallery in Brussels, David Teniers the Younger, c.1651
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How Western Europe Developed a Full Scientific Method
The lone survivor of traditional Western European ‘scientific’ culture is science. It has survived because it is now the handmaid of technology, without which contemporary civilization would collapse utterly. Anyone who doubts this should try to get a research grant for genuinely “pure” research.
William Kentridge and The Benefits of Doubt
He had started the series from inside Plato’s cave, so when William Kentridge launched his sixth and final Charles Eliot Norton Lecture with a retelling of the story of Perseus, he gave familiar things back to his audience — the myth itself, and art’s gesture of circling toward origin at closure.
Where Rivers Meet
What is a map, and which maps are memory’s or imagination’s to invoke, and then how? What lies in the incantatory power of names, or in the pull North or South, West or East? What is time, what is memory, and what’s imagined about these plain facts here, or about writing as close to them – those descriptions and settings – as possible?